Chamber Music Concerts Feature Weekend Orchesrta Soloists

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF) is excited to announce that every program on its weekly Thursday Chamber Music series will feature a star soloist. All Thursday night concerts begin at 8pm. New this season, visiting artists will make guest appearances with the Festival Orchestra musicians, giving audiences opportunities to hear them collaborate with members of the Festival’s resident all-star orchestra in an intimate format. Cellist Maja Bogdanović performs Rachmaninoff’s lush sonata for cello performed with pianist Jason Hardink on Thursday, July 13. The program also puts the spotlight on Copland’s iconic Appalachian Spring in its original version for thirteen instruments conducted by associate conductor Jerry Hou. Yefim Bronfman, widely considered a leading pianist of this generation, takes the stage with Debussy’s Suite Bergamasque (of Clair de lune fame!) on Thursday, July 20. Festival Musicians kick off the Three Bs weekend with two of Brahms’ chamber music masterpieces. Renowned mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor joins Festival Musicians for a performance of Ravel’s enigmatic Chansons madécasses on July 27. Closing the concert, the winner of the 2017 Van Cliburn Competition Yekwon Sunwoo joins Festival string players for a performance of the Dvořák Quintet. On August 3, virtuosic pianist Denis Kozhukhin joins Festival Musicians for Rachmaninoff’s Piano Trio in G minor. Festival Musicians then team-up for one of the pillars of chamber music repertoire—Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat major. August 10 is a baroque-inspired event, beginning with artist-in-residence and harpsichordist Jeannette Sorrell with baroque works from Biber and Froberger. Opening the second half, violinist James Ehnes performing music by Bach for unaccompanied violin—the ultimate test for any string player. The 2017 chamber music concerts conclude with Performance Todayon Thursday August 17, recorded for national broadcast. Join host Fred Child for an evening of conversation and chamber music. Pianist Garrick Ohlson, artist-in-residence, will perform selections for solo piano by the mystical Russian composer, Alexander Scriabin. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit gtmf.org or call the GTMF ticket line at 307.733.1128. About the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF): For seven weeks each summer, the Grand Teton Music Festival reunites 200 celebrated orchestral musicians. These musicians represent 82 different orchestras and 57 institutions of higher learning throughout Europe and North America. In total, the Festival presents 60 events during its summer season. Throughout the winter, GTMF provides various community outreach programs, a Winter Festival in January, as well as broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series. The Grand Teton Music Festival is the single largest presenter of performing arts events in Jackson Hole, presenting nearly 100 events annually. For media and interview requests, please contact Brittany Laughlin, Marketing Manager, Grand Teton Music Festival: brittany@gtmf.org or 307.733.3050.
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